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The Law (1990)
"Tilai" (original title)

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Set in a pre-colonial African past, Tilai is about an illicit love affair and its consequences. Saga returns to his village after an extended absence to discover that his father has taken ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rasmane Ouedraogo ...
Saga
Ina Cissé ...
Nogma
Roukietou Barry ...
Kuilga
Assane Ouedraogo ...
Kougri
Sibidou Sidibe ...
Poko
Moumouni Ouedraogo ...
Tenga
Mariam Barry ...
Bore
Seydou Ouédraogo ...
Nomenaba
Mariam Ouedraogo ...
Koudpoko
Daouda Porgo ...
Porgo
Kogre Warma ...
Maiga
Mamadou Ganame ...
Ganame
Noufou Ouédraogo ...
The child
Amade Ganame ...
Villager
Issaka Porgo ...
Villager
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Set in a pre-colonial African past, Tilai is about an illicit love affair and its consequences. Saga returns to his village after an extended absence to discover that his father has taken Nogma, Saga's promised bride, for himself. Still in love with each other, the two begin an affair, although it would be considered incestuous. When the liaison is discovered, Saga's brother, Koudri, pretends to kill Saga for the honor of the family and village. Saga and Nogma flee to another village, but when Nogma's birth mother dies, he returns home. Having brought ruin on the family, Saga is shot by Koudri, who walks off into exile and probable death. Written by Don Larsson

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5 December 1990 (France)  »

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A film worth seeing
28 March 2005 | by (Sofia, Bulgaria) – See all my reviews

I saw this film within Sofia Film Festival in Bulgaria. It provided me with a rare chance of stepping aside from the weary problematism of civilization, into an area most immediate to human nature. Being outcast, murder, suicide and all the problems of existence are treated here with great simplicity. Life is taken as it comes and people are alien to dramatism. Overall serenity dominates this non-dramatic environment. A great musical setting contributes to the the naive perception of being and the inner peace with which the viewer is left. The film's artistic significance is probably in its allowing for constant self-finding.


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